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Arrange Icons on the iPhone/iPod touch Home Screens

Unhappy with the arrangement of your icons? You can move them around as follows: First, hold down on any Home screen icon until all the icons wiggle. Now, drag the icons to their desired locations (drag left or right to get to other screens). Finally, press the physical Home button on your device. (Unlike earlier releases, iPhone Software 2.1 doesn't move just-updated apps to the end of your Home screens, so your icons should be more stationary once you've installed the update.)

Remember that you can replace Apple's default icons in the four persistent spots at the bottom of the screen with your four most-used apps!

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ExtraBITS for 21-Sep-09

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Latest Apple Teardown: A Macintosh Portable -- It's become common for companies such as iFixit to buy Apple's latest hardware, strip it down to its bare parts, and opine on what's inside. Benj Edwards at Technologizer is a bit late with his latest entry - exactly 20 years late, in fact. He tears apart a Macintosh Portable, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, exposing cutting-edge technology for the time. (Posted 2009-09-21)


Adam Ponders SuperDrive Reliability on Tech Night Owl Live -- Adam recaps recent TidBITS content in this discussion with Tech Night Owl Live host Gene Steinberg, talking about SuperDrive reliability problems, the New York Times Web site being compromised, and more. (Posted 2009-09-18)


Your Company? There's an App for That -- Jason Kottke looks at how the iPhone (and similar smartphone devices; be sure to read the first footnote) is upsetting business models that you wouldn't expect to be impacted. My favorite quote: "We tend to forget that the iPhone is still from the future in a way that most of the other devices on the list above aren't. It will take time for device makers to make up that difference." (Posted 2009-09-17)

 

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